Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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” The answer, as discerning Neotropical birders know, is: “What is Bolivia?” ” The book in question is Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide , edited and written by Sebastian K. Bolivia doesn’t come up much in discussions of birding travel.

Bolivia Prepares to Give Mother Nature Legal Rights

Wend Magazine

Bolivia is in the process of passing La Ley De la Madre Tierra (The Law of Mother Earth), which would give nature similar rights as those granted to human beings. Some of Bolivia’s environmental woes stem from its heavy mining of raw materials, including tin, silver and gold. Undarico Pinto, the leader of the Confederación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Bolivia told the Guardian that the law &# …will make industry more transparent.


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Earth Day in Bolivia

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From Copenhagen to Cancun, Indigenous Peoples Vow to Defend the "Rights of Mother Earth" & Condemn Predatory 'REDD' Forest Programs by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Cochabamba, Bolivia: As Earth Day celebrations commenced around the world, Indigenous Peoples from across the Americas gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia to close the historic conference on climate change and the "Rights of Mother Earth" hosted by President Evo Morales.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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Supporting indigenous communities and conservation, Sadiri Lodge (above) is located in the Madidi National Park in Bolivia. Bolivia 1433 7. As the least accessible, Bolivia unjustly attracts less attention in this group.

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Bolivia To Protect Endangered Dolphin

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While the answer would vary depending upon the expert and species, one species which has been considered worthy of rescue is the Amazon river dolphin in Bolivia, which is also known as a pink dolphin. This title ensures that the species will now be protected in Bolivia and will not be able to be hunted. Species, non-human and human alike, are facing a growing number of environmental problems which are more frequently becoming life or death situations.

50 governments expected at Bolivia Climate Conference in April

Green (Living) Review

People's World Conference on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth 19-22 April 2010 Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia The Plurinational State of Bolivia will host an historic conference on climate change in April with an expected attendance of more than 10,000 people along with government representatives from around 50 countries. Source: ESTADO PLURINACIONAL DE BOLIVIA – MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES

Bolivia set to pass world first laws giving all nature equal rights to humans


Bolivia's Government has been attracting alot of attention lately and as it gets set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans it will attract a lot more. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and social groups in Bolivia is a massive redefinition of rights.

Bolivia Creates New Law To Give Nature The Same Equal Rights As Humans


That’s what lawmakers in Bolivia are taking steps toward with their “ Law of Mother Earth &# bill. Hopefully Bolivia’s bold move will lead to laws like this being implemented elsewhere! It’s an annoying fact that not everyone recycles or turns the lights off or makes efforts to so much as conserve water. So, what if the government stepped in and forced everyone to do all of those things?

Countries on front line of climate change join experts and activists in Bolivia for World Peoples' Conference

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Beginning Monday, April 19th, some 15,000 people from around the world along with representatives of 70 governments, mainly from Least Developed Countries, will meet in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. Bolivia is facing a rapid loss of its glaciers due to global temperature change, while small island states such as Comoros will be in attendance to discuss rising sea levels.

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Tradition Merges with Modern Medicine to Save Lives.

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He called on Bolivia’s traditional craft knitters to help—and make them by hand. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) artisans bolivia heart defect knitting modern medicine

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Equal Rights Granted to Nature


’s excellent paper The Guardian, April 11, 2011: Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. Animism Cranky Rants Spiritual Ecopsychology Bolivia indigenous knowledge legal rights nature nature - legal rights PachamamaIn a breathtaking movement toward sustainability through wisdom, indigenous philosophy regarding right relationship with Earth is about to become law. From the U.K.’s

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Bolivia responds to US on climate debt: "If you break it, you buy it."

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In response to the US chief negotiator Todd Stern's rejection of paying it's climate debt - the principle of polluter pays - Pablo Solon, Bolivia's ambassador to the United Nations said the following: "Admitting responsibility for the climate crisis without taking necessary actions to address it is like someone burning your house and then refusing to pay for it. "In Bolivia we are facing a crisis we had no role in causing.

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The Rights of Mother Earth- Ecuador and Bolivia Enshrine Her Rights


Following in the footsteps of Ecuador , Bolivia is about to declare rights for Mother Earth. It appears to be a sort of virus – a crisis of conscience – spreading across South America, as more and more governments, driven by the will of their people, begin to realize that La Madre, Mother Earth, is not simply a thing to be exploited for Her riches, but an entity that has needs and even rights of Her own.

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

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Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

It wasn’t long before Bolivia followed suit, amending its constitution in 2011 to insure that presidents, politicians and piranhas all had the same rights. to 4C before 2112, Bolivia will be primarily desert – a startling conclusion which explains all too well why Bolivians are troubled. Tagged: Bolivia , capitalism , Ecuador , humanity , iwi , Maori , nature , New Zealand , rights. Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up.

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Bolivia calls for urgent high level meeting to do what hasnt been achieved at Bonn


Today, at the close of UN climate talks in Bonn that failed to address the huge shortfall in emission targets compared to what the science suggests is necessary, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia called for a high-level meeting to discuss how to drastically reduce climate pollution. "In

Bolivia- The Reason it Cares So Much About Serious Cuts in Emissions - its survival depends on it


Bolivia's President Eva Morales and their Ambassador have been very active in explaining to the world recently why they can not sit back and agree to the level of GHG emissions which will lead to a 3.5degree rise in temperature. If it doesn't it basically becomes a desert. Glaciers are melting , or have disappeared completely, crops are failing,the farmlands lack water and people do not have enough at work. The impact of climate change is everywhere and evident.

Bolivia Takes a Stand- Developing Nations Taking the Brunt in GHG Emission Reduction


Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia got stuck in on who was contributing most.He claims UN statistics showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries.

Bolivia gets Stuck in - Developing Nations Taking the Brunt in GHG Emission Reduction


Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia got stuck in on who was contributing most.He claims UN statistics showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries.

The Heart of the matter is the depth of Pollution Cuts - Four Degrees of Warming is Catastrophe for Many -Bolivia


In Bonn today Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia talked about how to move the talks forward in 2011. The key issue at these talks is the gap between how much climate pollution we need to reduce and how much countries are committed to reducing. We call that the "gap" and it's the difference between 4C of warming and 2C of warming. The Cancun outcome sets us on a path to 4C." Ambassador Solon Said.

Bolivia Takes a Stand- Developing Nations Taking the Brunt in GHG Emission Reduction


Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of Bolivia got stuck in on who was contributing most.He claims UN statistics showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries.

What Bolivia And The Bedouin Have In Common

Green Prophet

Bolivia will soon pass a law called “The Law of Mother Earth.&# Evo Morales is Bolivia’s first indigenous president from native Aymara descent. It is not only in Bolivia that indigenous people enjoy a closer relationship to nature and internalize the concept of interdependence. As evidenced by Bolivia’s historic ruling, ancient architectural methods, and even ancient culinary practices, indigenous people intuitively trump our shallow understanding of nature.

No Surprise: Protected Areas Work

Nature Conservancy - Science

More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more protective: evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Thailand. They find that in Bolivia, Indonesia and Thailand a more strict protection level equals less deforestation. Yes, protected areas do have less deforestation — usually. Photo: Mark Godfrey. By Craig Leisher , senior social scientist. Ferraro, P. et al.

Jewelry by Pippa Small: Impactful and Joyous (in More Ways than Just Aesthetically)

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And the designer doesn’t just have an eye for style, she works with what is the world’s 1st registered Fairtrade gold mine in Bolivia , and partnered with Afghanistan-based charity Turtle Mountain , which is working to regenerate the country’s traditional arts. ” Creative Arts Fair Fashion Featured afghanistan bolivia british charity cocktail ring earrings fairtrade gold Jewelry necklace

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Ice, snow, so where’s the global warming?

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In another good article , Bolivia’s ambassador to the United Nations explains the seriousness of even sharper cuts in emissions, and also his concept of “climate debt.&#. Global Warming Bill McKibben Bolivia climate change climate change deniers climate debt climate deniers cold Cop15 denialism deniers glaciers global warming denialism global warming deniers Greenland ice North Pole snow UN USAPhoto credit: laszlo-photo.

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Long Treks on Skate Decks: Longboarding through Morocco

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They documented their first 1500 kilometer trip through Peru and Bolivia and now they’re taking on 2,000 kilometers through Morocco. Click here to view the embedded video. Adam Colton, Paul Kent, and Aaron Enevoldsen are longboarding their way around the world. The videos follow their gnarly adventures through incredible landscapes, rough terrain, steep mountain passes and crazy speeds—all with a bit of humor.

Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

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Venezuela and Bolivia who are both oil rich nations have lately tried to stand up against the energy and political influence from the core nations. Similar things are happening in Bolivia where the President Evo Morales have nationalized the countries energy industry. “To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.&#.

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Colombia Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses


Following in the footsteps of other South American countries (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay), Colombia today announced a ban on the use of wild animals in any traveling or stationary circuses. The Read More The post Colombia Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News

Mick Jagger Named Amazon Ambassador


Specifically, he is now the ambassador for the Madre de Dios area, a region which borders both Brazil and Bolivia. Here’s a bit of weird news: The Peruvian government has made Mick Jagger an honorary tourism ambassador for the Amazon rainforest. Jagger received the new title at a special ceremony, during which he was given gifts [.]. Causes Entertainment Environment Music mick jagger

Pope Francis calls for new economic order, criticises capitalism

Green (Living) Review

In Bolivia during his tour of South America, Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a "new colonialism" by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the "sacred rights" of labour, lodging and land.

Green gambling? You bet! 3 sure-fire ways to win for the environment

Green Traveler Guides

No wonder the casino industry is worth some $30 billion—more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bolivia! | Follow The Green | Nearly seven in ten Americans will gamble this year, and that statistic is matched or doubled-down in other parts of the world. Green, in gaming, usually means the color of money, or […] Green gambling? You bet! 3 sure-fire ways to win for the environment is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

15 New Reasons to Bird the Amazon

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The new birds inhabit the southern portion of the Amazon, some only in Brazil but others in Bolivia and Peru as well. Maybe the name of this blog should be 10,015 birds. That would reflect the number of new species discovered in the Amazon rainforest over the past five years or so, according to scientists.

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Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan

Eco Chic

’ Co-founders Karla (from Bolivia) and Joel (from Puerto Rico) met while he was serving in the Peace Corps in Bolivia. It’s name references the wooden umbrellas female vendors construct in the markets of Bolivia to sell their wares. Nestled on Calle González near the University of Puerto Rico in Santa Rita < Rio Piedras < San Juan, sits an airy, open market that calls itself a tea room, but is so much more.

Give $5, Become a Part of Warm Current Forever (Literally)

Wend Magazine

Bolivia Prepares to Give Mother Nature Legal Rights It’s simple; Warm Current ‘s mission is “to teach, inspire and support underserved communities and youth through surfing.&# Equally as simple is how you can get involved and help. The Faces of Warm Current campaign is entering its final 10-day stretch to raise money for new supplies and a surf camp trailer, and in a couple of easy steps you can help support the cause and literally become a part of it.

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The poorly defined borders of the region were disputed by Chile and Bolivia. Subsequently, Bolivia tried to levy tax on Chilean guano harvesters on its assumed territory along the Pacific coastline. Bolivia found support from Peru, but this alliance was ultimately defeated by Chile after a four-year naval and land campaign. The northen section of the Atacama desert along the Pacific coast was annexed from Bolivia, which remains landlocked to this day.

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The Andean Gull

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This gull inhabits the high Andean plateau of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina at elevations ranging from 3300 to 4400 m (10827 to 14436 feet). On the series “North American birds with Neotropical Counterparts”, this time I introduce the Andean Gull. Gulls are often referred as “seagulls” due to their general association to the sea or sea shores. The Andean Gull could not be further from this general association. It normally lives as far from the sea as can be.

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The Andean Avocet

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This is partly because it leaves at such high elevations (11,811 – 15,090 feet above sea level) along the high Andes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. I am starting a series of posts where I introduce little known birds we can relate. These would be mostly Neotropical birds that have a North American counterpart most are familiar with. Today I introduce the cool Andean Avocet. The Andean Avocet is not a rare bird, but not a lot of folks have seen it.

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What Flies Over Costa Rica in the Night?

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On the northern birding calendar, October is a time for sparrows, cool weather, and tired fall leaves. It’s when Orange-crowned Warblers share the Goldenrod with lisping and chirping sparrows, when hardy Yellow-rumped Warblers dominate the Parulid scene.

Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

Wrap It Up for Species Extinction Awareness

Wend Magazine

Bolivia Prepares to Give Mother Nature Legal Rights “If ya gotta jimmy hat go ahead and… ” save the coquí guajón rock frog? Well that’s not what Willie D of the Geto Boys said, but the Center for Biological Diversity has different plans than him.

White-necked Jacobin at Asa Wright Nature Center

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Florisuga mellivora , as the White-necked Jacobin is known to Latin enthusiasts, is found from Mexico to Bolivia, and its huge range and population make it a Species of Least Concern to BirdLife International. The veranda at the Asa Wright Nature Center, one of the most storied and highly-lauded birding ecolodge destinations in the world, is a simply marvelous place.

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Sweetgrass Productions’ New Film is Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding and Telemark with a Cowboy Twist

Wend Magazine

Shot on location in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia, Sweetgrass Productions ‘ new film, Solitaire , takes the story line of a traditional American Western film and sets within it a backcountry skiing, snowboarding and telemark production. Click here to view the embedded video.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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Some of those “statistical errors” came as surprises to me, e.g. Cuba, Bolivia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Thailand (this is also a clear message to their tourism boards to invest more into promoting avitourism). I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results. I was just curious what the US birders dream about, so I posted a question in the ABA’s FB group: a) what are the most popular foreign destinations and b) where would you go with unlimited funds?

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